Friday, July 6, 2012

COOL COFFEE GELS

COOL COFFEE  GELS

I love coffee.  Especially our Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast Signature Blend from Cafe Campesino.
 Everyone is drinking iced coffee these days.  With the crazy hot temperatures, you crave something cool.  So, when I saw a recipe for coffee jello, I was intrigued.  Actually, I thought it would be weird.
 Well, I am happy to say that it is DELICIOUS and refreshing.  Would you like the recipe? 
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Love,
Susan

COOL COFFEE GELS
Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups hot brewed coffee
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Instant espresso powder and chocolate-covered coffee beans, optional
Directions

  • In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for 1 minute. Stir in coffee and 1/4 cup sugar. Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  • Pour into four Irish coffee mugs or 4-oz. custard cups. Cover and refrigerate until set.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add remaining sugar; beat until stiff peaks form. Serve with gelatin. Garnish with espresso powder and coffee beans if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts 1 serving equals 182 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 17 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein.
Originally published as Cool Coffee Gels in "Taste of Home" February/March 2011, p35            

4 comments:

bookworm said...

I read in one of the Mental Floss books that Jell-O (which originated in Le Roy, NY by the way) tried a coffee flavor in 1918 and it flopped. Maybe it was an idea ahead of its time. I've loved iced coffee since I was a child (long before coffee shops sprang up). Your recipe sounds delicious as an evening dessert but I would need to use decaf.

Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast said...

Hi bookworm. Thanks for the coffee jello trivia! :) I've made the recipe twice - once with just coffee and once with Bailey's in place of the cold water (and only 1/2 the amount of sugar). Both came out great. The one with Bailey's did not need the whipped cream as it was wonderful plain. Decaf shouldn't make any difference as long as the coffee itself has great flavor. I read you can also make this with tea! Thanks for your comment.

Cristeen said...

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Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast said...

Cristeen,
Thanks for your comment. I was so surprised by how refreshing coffee jello could be. Hope you try the recipe and love it.